News for Thursday, May 2, 2013



Rep. Scott Tipton outlines healthy forest, wildfire prevention bill

Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, was in Denver on Thursday for a field hearing of the Congressional Western Caucus hosted at the state Capitol. The theme of the hearing focused on forest health, wildfires and habitat protection, which provided Tipton an optimal venue to tout legislation he is carrying that would provide state and local elected officials the authority to designate high-risk wildfire areas.

Moffat County baseball loses two at Basalt

Moffat County High School baseball came up short in two games at Basalt on Thursday, losing both in a doubleheader that twice was rescheduled.

Colorado Mining Association chairman discusses environmental law at tea party meeting

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots met Thursday at the Center of Craig, where guest speaker Jerry Nettleton discussed environmental law and regulation.

TMH a step closer to naming new CEO

Board of Trustees votes to bring one finalist back for community visit

The trustees unanimously approved Thursday night naming James “Chris” Christian Smolik as the primary finalist for the vacancy. Smolik was one of four potential finalists the TMH board discussed in executive session Thursday night.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife goes social to share fishing updates with followers

Northwest Colorado anglers who have liked Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Facebook and followed the agency on Twitter already have picked up on some valuable information to guide their spring fishing trips.

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Regional leaders begin to develop shared economic vision

Community leaders from throughout the Yampa Valley congregated in Craig on Wednesday to begin developing a collaborative vision statement for the region.

Craig briefs: US Sen. Bennet to hold town hall in Steamboat

The Democratic senator from Colorado is expected to talk with residents about a wide range of issues, including the Farm Bill, forest health and the upcoming wildfire season. The forum starts at 12:30 p.m. in the Colorado Mountain College auditorium.

Frank Moe: They will listen

Last week, my wife, Kerry, and I spoke against Senate Bill 13-252 before the House Transportation and Energy Committee. SB 252 is a rural renewable energy bill that mandates 20 percent of certain rural electric associations’ power be generated by renewable energy resources by the year 2020.

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Moffat County track and field athletes seeking state qualifications

Moffat County’s track team is entering the home stretch of its season, and many athletes are looking to hold on to or earn a state qualification.

Janet Sheridan: A less painful place

My siblings and I have become the older generation that used to look on fondly as we organized games and chased after children. We are the old folks who go to bed early so we can get up with the sun, while our descendants reminisce and laugh late into the night.

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Little Snake River Valley student earns trip to Washington, D.C.

Last month, Espy, 15, a sophomore at Little Snake River Valley School in Baggs, Wyo., traveled to Washington, D.C., to join 50 middle and high school students from across the country for President Barack Obama’s fourth annual White House Science Fair.

Katie Grobe: Be open to those God brings to us

There are people out there who need Christians to get out of the way and stop trying to fix them so that they can connect with God and allow Him to work in their lives.

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MCHS senior Leonard commits to swim at Colorado Mesa University

The senior had committed to the Mavericks at the end of the girls high school swimming season in February, but she made it official Wednesday at the MCHS pool.

MCHS girls soccer loses at Fruita, 3-0

The Moffat County High School girls soccer team lost a nonconference road game against Fruita Monument on Wednesday, 3-0.

Moffat County government update for May 3

Moffat County Commission has scheduled a special meeting Friday.

The Record for May 3, 2013

Moffat County and city of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls

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Yampa Valley rivers placed in cold storage by wintry storm

Aldis Strautins, a service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said the current cool down appears to be a good thing for water supplies.